My wife and I have been married 19 years in California. She had one son and I had three children prior to our marriage. We subsequently have one 18 year old son together. We want to make a trust to provide for inheritance. She wants a 50 50 split. I would leave half of our estate to my four children and she would leave half of our estate to her two children. In this way her son would get 25% our son would get 37% and my three children would get 12 1/2 percent each. I have been the major wage earner and owned the house before we married. (the house is now in Joint Tenancy). This seems unfair to me. I want to leave each child 1/5 or 20% sharing equally. But CA is a community property state - Do I and my three children lose?